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Starsky

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Re: What Are You Listening To?
« Reply #9750 on: September 29, 2021, 11:34:07 am »



When we last left Andres Calamaro the year was 1989 and he was moving to Spain

Once in Spain, with Rot, they created Los Rodriguez (kind of like The Smiths as far as a name)

Los Rodriguez consisted of a mix of Argentine rockers and Spanish…half the band had previously been in 80s rockers Tequila

Los Rodríguez is a very Stonesy band…lots of Stones rockers mixed with some great Calamaro ballads… they would become very big in Spain in pushing Rock and roll…Spain was still coming out of decades of repression and totalitarian rule under Franco

This is their first album released on a minor indie in exchange for $5000 their lead guitarist needed for his horse habit

Tons of classics many of which would be re-recorded in better studios with more budget

Calamaro begins to shift from a pop sound to a more rocking sound…the Stones become a major touchstone…looking at him on cover we see him beginning to sport his Bob Dylan look
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Re: What Are You Listening To?
« Reply #9751 on: September 29, 2021, 11:39:45 am »
Did he have a heroin or equine habit?

Starsky

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Re: What Are You Listening To?
« Reply #9752 on: September 29, 2021, 11:49:09 am »
Fortunately the former


Anyways this was 1991… I was in college in Richmond and hating life.. frat fucks everywhere…I had no idea Calamaro had created a band… I had not even gone back to Argentina or if I did I never heard about Los Rodriguez …Los Rodriguez were not well known in Argentina initially

But I also had discovered the great Stones albums…

All pre internet…it would be many years til I would catch up to this…many twists and turns

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Re: What Are You Listening To?
« Reply #9753 on: September 29, 2021, 03:25:11 pm »
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_wb83kOA3FI


Calamaro’s second band


Maybe my favorite song ever..a hymn for Argentina

“Costumbres Argentinas” (Argentine customs (habits)

I think he was 22 or 23 at this point


Just sick that he could do this at such a young age


The guy playing the cowbell, leader of this band, was dead a few years later from AIDS which took out a bunch of the great Argentine musicians and sort of ended the scene


RIP Miguel Abuelo
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Re: What Are You Listening To?
« Reply #9754 on: September 30, 2021, 08:03:36 pm »



Picked up this LP from 1967 - has to be, look at the cover- that I was not familiar with…


It’s actually pretty good!

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Re: What Are You Listening To?
« Reply #9755 on: October 01, 2021, 08:05:57 am »

Starsky

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Re: What Are You Listening To?
« Reply #9756 on: October 04, 2021, 07:58:01 am »
Jessie Ware - What’s your pleasure


I wonder if she will tour the US soon….

Space Freely

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Re: What Are You Listening To?
« Reply #9757 on: October 04, 2021, 08:05:30 am »
Jessie Ware - What’s your pleasure


I wonder if she will tour the US soon….

What DC area venue do you think she would pair well with?

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Re: What Are You Listening To?
« Reply #9758 on: October 04, 2021, 08:11:07 am »
That’s a tough call


I am not sure how popular she is and her album was sort of wasted in the pandemic…total loss of momentum… she needed to tour behind it over a year ago.. now it’s old and forgotten I fear..





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« Reply #9759 on: October 04, 2021, 08:52:07 am »
Jessie Ware - What’s your pleasure


I wonder if she will tour the US soon….
always wondered what happened to bordie James Ford

 Ware and co-producer James Ford co-wrote all tracks,

seems he's doing pretty well ;)
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Starsky

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Re: What Are You Listening To?
« Reply #9760 on: October 04, 2021, 08:56:05 am »
One of my favorite producers

See his work with Arctic Monkeys and Last Shadow Puppets (first album is one of my favorites)

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Re: What Are You Listening To?
« Reply #9761 on: October 04, 2021, 09:16:19 am »
That’s a tough call


I am not sure how popular she is and her album was sort of wasted in the pandemic…total loss of momentum… she needed to tour behind it over a year ago.. now it’s old and forgotten I fear..

In the meantime, enjoy her podcast!

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/table-manners-with-jessie-ware/id1305228910

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« Reply #9762 on: October 04, 2021, 10:33:46 am »
One of my favorite producers

See his work with Arctic Monkeys and Last Shadow Puppets (first album is one of my favorites)
yeah kind off my radar, but didn't realize he did FatM biggest hit too
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Re: What Are You Listening To?
« Reply #9763 on: October 04, 2021, 02:06:13 pm »



Some of these deluxe 2 cd reissues are a lot of fun

I got this for $3

People continue dumping CDs
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« Reply #9764 on: October 04, 2021, 05:15:55 pm »
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